Lost Art of Conversation

The Value of the Hand-written Note w/ Elaine Ezekiel

The Value of the Hand-written Note w/ Elaine Ezekiel

WHY ELAINE? We interviewed Elaine because of her strong, thoughtful consideration of the creation and value of social capital, her goal for having a weekly lunch with someone new, because she truly embodies the values that are core to her employer’s company culture - which we think are worth pointing out. Plus their B-corp status is pretty cool.

Elaine is the Director of Marketing at Atomic Object, is a trusted soundboard for our Founder, Brooke Boyle, and has participated as a Connector in the Connector Program before joining Engage as a member at the Advocate level in 2018.

In this video, Elaine talks about how and why she started the practice of writing a handwritten note to genuinely say thank you. And how something so simple can express appreciation and gratitude in a powerful way.

How to find meaning behind every introduction w/ Lori Roddy

How to find meaning behind every introduction w/ Lori Roddy

As we engage more and more with those in our community, it's very likely that people will introduce others to us and say, "you two should talk." But what do we talk about when we do meet for the very first time?

In this video, Lori Roddy of The Neutral Zone shares how she ensures every meeting she has is always meaningful and purposeful for herself and the other individual.

Why Being a Connector is Important w/ Jonathan Goldstein

Why Being a Connector is Important w/ Jonathan Goldstein

Some people just seem to have a gift for connecting people and ideas. They seem to know all kinds of people and they’re able to ‘connect people and bring them together.

Jonathan Goldstein of Narrow Gauge Ventures is one of these connectors.

In this video, Jonathan explains why he cherishes the opportunity to connect people.

How a Mindset Change Helped An Introvert Meaningfully Connect w/ Janelle Reichman

How a Mindset Change Helped An Introvert Meaningfully Connect w/ Janelle Reichman

Janelle shared her epiphany during her 10-year experience in New York and how she decided she couldn’t allow her introversion keep her from getting out and connecting with others.

As Janelle put it, it comes down to something a lot of us hate - introverts and extroverts alike:

“I hate getting out there to sell to people.”

And she isn’t just talking about selling her business (she designs websites for a living). She’s talking about selling herself as an interesting person.